AG: Report on officer-involved shooting could be sent to DA in 2 weeks

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Brad Schimel

Attorney General Brad Schimel said Thursday he expects the investigation report into Friday’s officer-involved shooting to be ready to send to the district attorney in two weeks.

Schimel held a news conference about the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation’s investigation into the officer-involved shooting in which Madison police officer Matthew Kenny shot Tony Robinson after he allegedly assaulted Kenny on Williamson Street.

“At the end of the day, this is a human tragedy,” Schimel said. “My heart goes out to the family of Tony Robinson.”

Schimel said the DOJ DCI investigation has involved more than 100 investigative reports, more than 60 witness interviews, interviews of more than 40 separate households as a part of the neighborhood canvass, 29 agents, analysts and supervisors from the DCI and additional staffing from DCI offices in Appleton, Milwaukee and Wausau.

Schimel referenced national events when he said dragging out and releasing information slowly in officer-involved shootings has historically caused a great deal of turmoil.

“I anticipate the results of this investigation will make the circumstances understandable and will provide answers to the questions people have at this time,” Schimel said. “We just need to wait until that is ready to be released.”

He said DCI investigators have completed interviews and are nearing the point of preparing a report for the Dane County district attorney.

“We’re at the process now where we’re starting to put together the volumes of reports that will be necessary to make sure the district attorney has the information he needs to make the important decision he will make,” Schimel said.

Schimel said there is no video evidence of the shooting, and releasing the autopsy results will be up to the Dane County district attorney.

“Information will be released as soon as the investigation is done and that there is an open line of communication with the Dane County district attorney,” Schimel said.

DCI administrator Dave Matthews said the department is also working to provide Robinson’s family with information.

Schimel also said the timeline is contingent on when Robinson’s toxicology report comes back.